Comcast Corporation, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services, today announced the appointment of Asian American cinema expert Chi-hui Yang to assist the company in its development of Asian American video-on-demand (VOD) programming. Yang will work directly with the Comcast video management team in Philadelphia to broaden the company's array of Asian American content.
"Chi-hui brings to Comcast a forward looking vision of Asian America in all of its diversity, along with key relationships within the Asian American content industry," said Diana Kerekes, Vice President of Entertainment Services, Comcast Cable. "We're excited to work with Chi-hui to bolster our offerings of Asian American On Demand."
Mr. Yang is highly regarded in the industry and is best known for his work as director of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, which he led for ten years. Under his leadership, Mr. Yang is credited for dramatically increasing both the Festival's attendance and the number of films presented. In addition, he has been involved with several other prominent film festivals and has sat on festival juries at the Barcelona Asian Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the San Diego Asian Film Festival, and the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival.
Mr. Yang has also lectured extensively on Asian American cinema at Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, the University of Oregon, and other institutions. He has also participated in numerous media panels at venues such as the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Creative Capital, and the Headlands Center for the Arts.
Mr. Yang is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Robert Flaherty Film Festival, and recently has held visiting scholarship positions at the University of San Francisco and New York University. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Stanford University and a Masters Degree in Cinema Studies from San Francisco State University.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 22.9 million video customers, 16.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 8.4 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wells Fargo Center, and, through Global Spectrum, manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.